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Luxinnovation, Startup Grind Luxembourg and Silicon Luxembourg have recently published their list of the Luxembourg startups that will be representing the country at the StartUp Europe Awards 2017. The StartUp Europe Awards recognise the efforts of European startups at five levels (local, county, regional, national and European) in 18 categories.
Statec, the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studiesin Luxembourg, has just published the very first edition of its annual medium-term economic forecasts. According to the figures forecast over the next four years, economic growth in Luxembourg will reach a cycle peak with 4.5% growth by 2018/2019 and will converge towards 3% in 2022. With this performance, the Grand Duchy will be well above the average forecast growth in the euro zone.
The American think tank The Heritage Foundation has just published its annual Index of Economic Freedom. This ranking, which analyses the economic freedom of a country, puts Luxembourg in 14th place worldwide and in 7th place in Europe, with a score of 76.4 /100. In Europe the ranking is led by Switzerland, Ireland and Estonia.
About twenty State administrations and services have worked together with stakeholders in the private sector to gather on the logistics portal at Logistics.public.lu all the information of use to the economic operators active in the field of logistics and international trade.
The 23rd Winter Olympics began officially on Friday, 9 February, in PyeongChang (South Korea). A total of 2 925 participants from 92 countries will be competing in 7 sports and 15 disciplines. The young skier Matthieu Osch will be representing the Grand Duchy at the Olympic Games; the competitions began on 8 February, on the eve of the official opening.
During the joint meeting between the Commission des finances et du budget - Cofibu (Finance and Budget Committee) and the Commission du contrôle de l’exécution budgétaire - Comexbu (Budget Implementation Control Committee) last week, the Minister of Finance Pierre Gramegna presented the state's budget situation in the 4th quarter of 2017.